2011 Volvo XC60 Consumer Review: Bottom Line-opportunity and wi

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By kk1969 on


2011 Volvo XC60 T6 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6A)


Was deciding between a '10 XC60 and '09 BMW X3-both slightly used and great prices.
Used comparison tools to look at space, residual value, warranties, gas mileage, standard features, etc.
Save some $$ and get your own aftermarket NAV/DVD systems

Hope this helps somebody...don't think you can go wrong with this car!
Most luxurious I've ever owned and a pleasure to drive!
Virtually no road noise!

Best Features

In sum: FEATURES, Safety, Luxury! Smooth Turbo Power, Great Sounding Stereo, Adaptive In sum: FEATURES, Safety, Luxury! Smooth Turbo Power, Great Sounding Stereo, Adaptive Cruise Control (must have!!!), Driver Alert and Lane Departure Warning, City Safety Feature, Phenomenal Maintenance and Warranty Plans, Iphone hookup/bluetooth,power/heated mirrors Active Xenon Headlights, Front/Rear park assist, Front/Rear heated seats. 40/20/40 Rear seat, Privacy Glass, Dual exhaust, Rain Sensor, Heated windshield washer nozzles, Interior Air Quality System. Military Home Shipping Program. Volvo dealership helpfulness (did purchase privately, but VOLVO walked me through everything when I took it in).

Worst Features

Cant think of too much. I expected the Volvo to be fuel thirsty, so a non-factor, but maybe they can figure out a way to squeeze out a couple more MPGs. Wish Volvo (and many other automakers) would offer more US Spec vehicles in diesel. Pirelllis are fine, but M+S tires should be standard, especially being built in Sweden. Not really a recommended improvement, but the car does seem to always be beeping at you for some reason or another! No biggie, because you can shut most of it off (i.e. park assist)!
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By kk1969
on 02/05/11 07:02 AM (PST)

Correct, unless you have the sunroof open, very little, if any road noise when you drive it. Still enjoying this car. In these times, make sure you don't pay close to MSRP, though.

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By missi4
on 03/26/11 09:58 AM (PDT)

You say save $ and get nav/dvd after market. Do you know if the nav prep that many of the new vehicles come with means that you will still have it integrated into the dash or do you mean get a portable one?

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By kmrosenbaum
on 01/25/11 15:28 PM (PST)

Wait- SERIOUSLY there's almost no road noise? I'm such a "girl" when it comes to cars and right now I have the Honda Pilot. I was thinking of the Lexus Rx 350 because I don't want to hear an-y-th-in-g when I'm driving. Would you truly recommend the XC60?

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